The Stationary Ark

Gerald Durrell

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21 April 2016
144 pages


What we tried to do in Jersey is create a new sort of zoo. I think we have succeeded.

In The Stationary Ark Gerald Durrell describes his battles to create his vision of a new sort of zoo at Jersey with descriptions of his successes and failures with a liberal sprinkling of zoo animal tales on the way. Much of Gerald Durrell's long-standing basic captive breeding and conservation vision, which may, in this century, seem almost obvious, is set out here along with prophecies – just one almost throwaway instance: ‘In our next step, we plan to form the Trust into a kind of mini-university of wildlife husbandry and breeding’.